The Background

The Yayasan Kecemerlangan Sukan Malaysia or Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence was incorporated on 12th August, 1989 as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act, 1965 and launched on 8th April 1991. The Foundation was initiated by Antah Holdings Berhad and membership is by invitation. SportExcel is funded solely by the private sector and supports programs designed to develop sporting excellence.

More recently, SportExcel has turned its sights on junior development as this is an area that is rather neglected in Malaysian sport. SportExcel firmly believes that the future of Malaysian sport lies in the context of junior development. Thus, talented Malaysian juniors must be accorded assistance to help them reach their full potential.

SportExcel is fully supported by the Malaysian Government. This is reflected by the fact that the Patron of SportExcel is the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports. Government support for SportExcel also comes from the National Sports Council Malaysia (NSC) who help fund the Malaysian Junior Circuit for the 12 sports – golf, squash, bowling, cycling, shooting, cricket, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, tennis, sepak takraw and taekwando. SportExcel has also the endorsement of the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) which is the umbrella body for sport in the country.

Today, SportExcel stands out as a beacon of hope for young talent to pursue their dreams of greater glory and honour for themselves and the country.SportExcel firmly believes that the future of Malaysian sport lies in the context of junior development.

In 2016, SportExcel celebrated its 25th anniversary of its existance and contributions towards junior sports development. While SportExcel has helped is molding champions and world class athletes for the past 25 years, SportExcel will always continue to help create more world class athletes in the next 25 years, or 50 years or even 100 years and we hope that the private sector will always be with us in making this a reality.


YB Khairy Jamaluddin is the current Youth and Sports Minister of the Federal Government. YB Khairy is well known as a sincere and committed advocates of junior sporting development. YB Khairy shares his enthusiasm towards creating the future champions of Malaysia. In fact he dreamt of creating future world champions from Malaysia.

YB Khairy serves as the Patron of SportExcel, giving his valueable advise and support to the organization. SportExcel is honoured to have YB Khairy in the team.

The Administration

The Foundation is administered by a Board of Governors. The Chairman is elected from amongst the Charter Members. At present the Chairman of SportExcel is Tunku Tan Sri Imran ibni Almarhum Tuanku Jaafar. He is also the President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia. The Director General of the National Sports Council and President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia are appointed ex-officio members of the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors meet at least once a year to helm strategies and review programs of SportExcel.

The SportExcel Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in July of every year and audited accounts are presented for the consideration of the Board of Governors and Charter Members. SportExcel’s auditors are Symphony Corporate House. As an organisation, SportExcel firmly believes in good corporate governance and in this respect, adheres to transparency and accountability in all financial dealings.

The day-to-day administration of SportExcel is in the hands of an Executive Director appointed by the Board of Governors.

The Operations

Mr Sivanandan Chinnadurai is known more fondly as Cikgu Siva is a former school teacher from Sungai Petani, Kedah. He shares his enthusiasm in junior sporting development in serving as the Executive Director of SportExcel. He oversees the daily operations of SportExcel and ensure the best operation for the foundation. Once a sportman himself, he is still active, albeit his age.

He is very hands on and very much involves in the organization of various SportExcel’s competitions, whether at national level or international level. Under his leadership, SportExcel has managed to forge internationall cooperation with various international orgnizations for the benefits of the junior athletes. Among them are the Hills Academy, True-vision, and others.

Siva feels he still has many more work to do to further improve the general standard of Malaysian junior atheletes and will be contiuously working hard to make his and the nations dream of creating world class athletes.